Lithuanian Sports University


Lithuanian Sports University (LSU), founded in 1934, is a specialised public higher education institution that has developed its unique traditions in sport, leisure and health sciences.

With its mission to contribute to the sustainable development of society through international-level research and academic excellence, LSU is known as a leading academic and research centre in sports science in the Baltic Sea region. Starting with the enrolment of 100 students, the LSU has developed and expanded over the years and decades into an institution with nearly 2000 students.

The LSU offers 19 degree study programmes at all three study cycles (8 undergraduate, 9 Master’s and 2 PhD), mainly in sport science, where studies, research and practice are closely interconnected. Among the LSU graduates, there are many distinguished scientists, world-renowned coaches, famous athletes, and prominent public figures. A great number of the LSU students and graduates have become champions and prize-winners of the Olympic Games, world and European championships, among them are the twice European boxing champion Algirdas Šocikas, the winner of the Olympic gold medal and world basketball champion Modestas Paulauskas, the winners of the Olympic gold medals discus thrower Virgilijus Alekna. and basketball players Voldemaras Chomičius and Rimantas Kurtinaitis.

Our Vision

To become one of the leading universities of sports, physical education, rehabilitation (physiotherapy) and health sciences in Europe, and the best in this area in the Baltic Sea Region.

By the year 2017, the LSU‘s uniqueness in sport, physiotherapy and health promotion, and appropriate application of sports science in studies and innovations will have ensured our position of a leading sports, physiotherapy and health science university in the Baltic Sea Region.

Mission Statement

Promote coherent progress of the society, and be useful to it providing exclusive international level research and studies in sports science.


  • Respect for the exclusive knowledge, ensuring the unity of science and education, development of ongoing progress.
  • Thorough promotion of new ideas, initiatives, innovations, professionalism and leadership.
  • Accessibility and quality assurance of academic services for Lithuanian and foreign schoolchildren and students, the community of employees and seniors as well as business and public sector institutions.
  • Promotion of active dialogue with national and foreign partners.
  • Teamwork based on mutual respect, tolerance, competence and trust.
  • Promotion, development and testimony of respect for healthy lifestyle and Olympic ideas.
  • Promotion of citizenship and patriotism.
This school offers programs in:
  • English

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Master in European Basketball Coaching Science

Campus Full time Part time 2 - 6 years September 2016 Lithuania Kaunas + 1 more

Any applicants whose first language is not English or who have not been educated wholly or mainly in the medium of English must reach a minimum IELTS score of 6.5 (or equivalent in an approved test in English) [+]

LANGUAGE OF STUDIES Any applicants whose first language is not English or who have not been educated wholly or mainly in the medium of English must reach a minimum IELTS score of 6.5 (or equivalent in an approved test in English) CREDITS 90 ECTS DURATION 2 years. The course is available in part-time mode. The maximum registration period for part time study is six years. PREREQUISITES Diploma of Secondary Education OBJECTIVES This course provides students with a unique opportunity to combine studies with elite sports activities. The course enables current practitioners to develop their conceptual and theoretical understanding in the field of Sports Coaching Science. Practical skills in a range of scientific disciplines will be further developed in order to enhance the coaching process. The course requires students to critically reflect upon contemporary principles and practices in sports coaching and will be of interest to coaches, senior players, coach educators and students throughout Europe and beyond who have an interest in developing the game and players. TOPICS - European Basketball Coaching Concepts - European Basketball Coaching Pedagogy - Questioning Techniques and Tactics - Scientific Concepts of Basketball Coaching - Research Methods - Applied Professional Placement - Dissertation COMPETENCES Knowledge and Understanding Students will be able to: - Identify, analyse and critically reflect upon appropriate theory and contemporary issues in basketball coaching - Appreciate and critically reflect upon current problems or contemporary insights in basketball coaching - Identify, analyses and critically reflect upon a wide range of quantitative and/or qualitative methods applicable for applied research or advanced scholarship in basketball coaching Cognitive and Intellectual skills Students will be able to: - Demonstrate an in depth understanding and application of appropriate research methods - Design, implement and evaluate a personal research project in a contemporary area of basketball coaching, demonstrating critical analysis of the research process, appropriate research methods and the analysis, interpretation and dissemination of data - Critically analyse and appreciate different perspectives, values and strategies of basketball in the fields of basketball coaching and synthesize these with theory to deal with complex issues systematically and creatively and communicate their conclusions clearly to specialist and non-specialist audiences - Demonstrate self-direction and originality in identifying needs, analysing needs, formulating solutions and evaluating strategies within the context of basketball coaching Practical skills relevant to employment Students will be able to: - Critically analyse the occupational sector in which the work-based learning occurs - Develop critical self-awareness and evaluation as a professional practitioner - Evaluate appropriate career models to ascertain career profiling and explore strategies for continuing personal and professional development Transferable/Key Skills Students will be able to: - Demonstrate initiative and personal responsibility when working alone or with others on applied problems or tasks - Make decisions in complex applied situations using systematic and creative methods and communicate their conclusions clearly - Develop critical self-reflection and an independent autonomous approach to learning required for continuing professional and personal development as a reflective practitioner - Demonstrate critical self-assessment of key and vocational skills in basketball coaching CAREER OPPORTUNITIES Upon successful completion of the Masters Programme, there may be opportunities for students to gain first employment, promotion within their own organisation, gain international employment or move to a senior management position in other organisations. The Master's degree also provides a platform to other research/higher degrees in sport and promotion in other professional organisations. The completion of the Master's programme may also provide students with the ability to enhance their current working practices. Completion of this Master's degree also enables interested students to pursue higher level research qualifications. [-]

Master in Tourism and Sports Management

Campus Full time 18 months September 2016 Lithuania Kaunas

The aim of the programme is to provide students with a solid knowledge in management and business administration, to develop an ethically responsible personality with creative and entrepreneurial skills able to evaluate and predict national and international business [+]

LANGUAGE OF STUDIES English (minimum B-level in English) CREDITS 90 ECTS DURATION 1.5 years (Full-time) PREREQUISITES A Bachelor's Degree is required OBJECTIVES The aim of the programme is to provide students with a solid knowledge in management and business administration, to develop an ethically responsible personality with creative and entrepreneurial skills able to evaluate and predict national and international business environment, develop innovative activities in leisure organizations, carry out applied research projects in tourism and sports sectors, and apply research findings in daily organizational activities and strategic decision making. TOPICS - Organizational Management in Sport and Tourism - Neuromarketing - Business Markets and their Assessment - Economics and Finance Management - Research Methods and Statistics - Sport Policy and Management - Tourism Policy and Management - Final Thesis COMPETENCES - Scientific knowledge and management of ideas - Communication: social and academic integration - Leadership and change management - Continuing professional development - Modeling of sports/tourism sector development - Sports/tourism organization development and creative interaction with the environmental protection - Enterprise and entrepreneurship in sports/tourism - Research activities - Expert-project activities CAREER OPPORTUNITIES Master's degree in Tourism and Sports Management qualifies graduates to continue studying at PhD level or to enter the workforce. Graduates will be able to perform managerial, expert and consulting work at state, non-governmental and private organizations and to teach and carry out research at various educational institutions. [-]


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Lithuanian Sports University

Address Sporto gatvÄ— 6
44221 Kaunas, Lithuania
Phone +370 37 302 644